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Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), mods, vape pens, vapes, e-hookahs, and JUUL (a brand of e-cigarette), are battery-operated devices that have a chamber filled with chemicals. The heat from the battery turns the chemicals into a vapour. The vapour is inhaled by the user (which is called “vaping”). The use of these products has exploded, particularly amongst youth. Want to know more about electronic cigarettes and their risks?

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Frequently Asked Questions

E-cigarette use among teens and young adults

Teens and young adults are especially at risk of becoming addicted and to the effects of nicotine. This is because their brains are still developing. Nicotine changes how the brain works. This is why so many teens and young adults try e-cigarettes. In 2017, 1 out of every 4 teens aged 15 to 19, and 3 out of every 10 young adults aged 20 to 24 said they had tried an e-cigarette. Advertisers know that marketing e-cigarettes makes teens and young adults more likely to want to try them. That’s also why the companies that make e-liquid add flavours.

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